Max Utter

Max has spent his entire life adventuring and exploring the mountains. He grew up in New Hampshire, was a camper at Cragged Mountain Farm from 2000-2008, and worked as a maintenance boy, a camp counselor, staff on the Allagash, a trip leader, the assistant director, and is now leading the programs as the camp director, which will make summer 2018 his 18th year at the farm; CMF is in his blood!

Max is always looking for an opportunity to adventure. In 2015 he backpacked for 6 weeks across the entirety of Vietnam, from Saigon to Hanoi, culminating in the climbing of the tallest mountain in Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (10,314ft.) in a single day. In 2016, after graduating from Bates College where he studied Neuroscience and French, Max drove cross country for 6 weeks, hiking and climbing in the nation’s beautiful national parks. He has climbed all 48 of the 4,000 footers in New Hampshire and is now setting his sights on thru-hiking the Long Trail in Vermont as well as the Sierra High Route in California. Max’s appreciation for the outdoors was fostered at CMF and without all of its love and support over the years from the amazing people that gravitate to its peaceful location in Freedom, he would not be able to challenge himself as an adult to continue exploring and appreciating the natural beauty of the world.

During the year Max is a middle and elementary school science teacher in Arlington, MA. He is a nerd at heart and he won’t ever let you forget it. You can always count on Max to geek out with you about science, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or most other things! Above all, Max loves teaching people how wonderful it is to be comfortable in the outdoors so that they can enjoy it as much as he does and to challenge them to be their best selves, whoever that may be!